Using the power of DNA and the most comprehensive database of indigenous African genetic sequences in existence, African Ancestry is the ONLY company that can trace your ancestry back to a specific present-day African country and ethnic group of origin dating back more than 500 years ago. If the results are from another continent, that information will be provided.
African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the black community, working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual and economic well being of peoples across the African Diaspora.
Our mission is to help black families build positive and sustainable legacies for future generations to carry on, create new dialogue in our communities, and foster new enthusiasm to learn more about the continent of Africa.
Depending on which test you purchase, we analyze either the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that you inherited from your mother, the Y chromosome that men inherit from their fathers or autosomal DNA that you inherit from both parents.
Utilizing pioneering genetic scientific methods, we look closely for markers or mutations that indicate where in the world your ancestry is found. If your genes indicate Africa, we then compare them to the world’s largest database of African lineages to determine the present-day African country and ethnic group with which you share maternal or paternal ancestry.
Discovering your roots is an important and truly emotional experience. Once your ancestry has been determined, we provide information about your country of origin so that you can begin to re-connect with your roots. We also provide access to an exclusive online community of others who have also started the journey to find their true identity.
There are different DNA tests. They include MatriClan maternal ancestry test kit, PatriClan paternal ancestry test kit, Personalized Ancestry Certificate. They also sell products including the African Ancestry Guide to: West and Central Africa, African Country of Origin t-shirts, African Ancestry T-shirts, African Ancestry Hats.